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Today's News

  • Goode calls for broad brush approach on energy

    Incumbent 5th District Congressman Virgil Goode believes the best approach to the energy challenge is to do everything.

    Goode, who has represented the 5th Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 1996, stopped by the Bulletin’s office recently on his way to the Bedford Area YMCA. Goode was in town to attend the Y’s success in landing a $700,000 federal department of education grant.

    He is being challenged this year by Democratic candidate Tom Perriello for the 5th Congressional District seat.

  • Cintas implements environmental efforts

    According to James Mercadante, it’s profitable to “be green.”

    And, he said, it’s also a sign of being a good neighbor to the community.

    Cintas Corporation has implemented a variety of environmentally-friendly practices and business ventures to its uniform rental service, including its recent announcement that the business has become the first major industrial launderer to transition to an environmentally-friendly detergent.

  • Board considers changes to ranking system

    Beginning in 2010, the top 10 designation for graduating seniors may be eliminated by the Bedford County School System as part of an effort to change that selection process.

  • Bedford County man recalls role of Mighty Midgets

    Pete Jensen, a Bedford County man, made a pilgrimage recently to Mare Island in Vallejo, Calif., for a ceremony honoring the last of the Mighty Midgets.

    Mighty Midget was the name given to a class of Navy vessels developed late in World War II. They were the craft that everybody wished they’d had at D-Day. Based on the LCS hull, a type of large landing craft, these vessels could accompany landing craft right to the shore during an amphibious assault.

  • Minutemen: No Western Sizzlin' here

    A team full of question marks provided some answers as Liberty pounded visiting Western Albemarle, 33-0, in the season-opening game for both teams.

    Question One: Can the Minutemen run the ball? Against the likes of the Warriors, they certainly can. Liberty approached the 400 yard mark in rushing yards. Led by sophomore tailback Thomas Clark (6 carries for 112 yards) and senior fullback Lavarta Tanner (16 for 110), the Minutemen showed off a Mr. Outside/Mr. Inside combination.

  • Suddenly high-scoring Cavs to host Rockbridge this Friday

    There's no time for resting on one's laurels.

    Hot on the heels of the Staunton River win, Forest now sets its sights on Rockbridge County, with the Wildcats coming to call at Sabre Stadium this Friday evening.

    Among other things, Rockbridge will be seeking to avenge last season's 7-6 loss to the Cavs. Forest took that win on a defensive touchdown.

    While Rockbridge bounced back nicely, winning its next four games, it lost every game in the last half of the season to finish up 4-6.

  • Minutemen take an early bye

    Liberty was given no great deal this year, getting its bye on the second week of the season.

    While the bye is ALWAYS welcome, it's usually best suited for when the coaching staff has had a decent look at the team. A couple of games’ worth of film in the can provides ample opportunity to understand weaknesses and what needs to be shored up on the squad.

  • Eagles fly off to Cave Spring seeking first win

    Staunton River takes its act on the road for a second straight week. Next up for the Eagles is Cave Spring, one of the less highly-regarded foes they will face this season.

    It's still early in the season to call the Cave Spring game a "must win" game but, the fact is, it would be a tremendous boost to the Eagles to come away from this game with a win under their belts.

  • Cav offense spectacular in win over River

    The Jefferson Forest offense might adapt Mark Twain’s famous saying: Rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

    The Cavalier offense, almost an afterthought last season, took front and center stage, piling up six touchdowns in a 44-17 manhandling of County foe Staunton River Friday evening.

    Those six touchdowns match the number of TDs that the Cavs put together over the first four games of last season. “We’ve caught up on our offense to our defense,” said Cav Head Coach Don Rice.

  • An "all of the above" strategy to become energy independent

    The need for comprehensive energy legislation has never been more apparent. We’ve grown dangerously dependent on foreign oil sources and we can’t allow this to threaten our economic security. Just as there was no one cause for our current energy crisis, there is no one silver bullet for getting us out of it.